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Heading Home

Marcel Proust “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are…

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Cycle Across America

Coast to Coast

Barack Obama “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that…

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Yosemite National Park

Golden Beginnings

John Muir “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! To behold this alone…

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Looking Ahead

Bob Dylan “If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you…

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North Island

Other Side of the World

Wilfred Thesiger “For me, exploration was a personal venture…I set myself a goal on these…

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South Island, NZ

Kia Ora South Island

Stephen Hawking “Humans are an adventurous species. We like to explore and are inspired by…

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Gems Down Under

Barry Lopez "To inquire into the intricacies of a distant landscape, then, is to provoke…

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Great Coastal Road

Down by the Ocean

Albert Einstein “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep…

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Uluru

A Gentleman Criminal

Robert Macfarlane “Mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse…

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Australia

The Red Centre

Mark Twain “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you…

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Stuart Highway

Never Never Land

Jack Kerouac “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the…

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London to Singapore

London to Singapore Reflections

J.R.R. Tolkien “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out…

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Singapore

Running out of Land

Ralph Waldo Emerson “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” Day…

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Thailand Cycling

Thailand: The Land of Smiles

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry "Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with…

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Laos Cycling

Sabaidee Laos

Richard Curtis "We're all travelling through time together, every day of our lives. All we…

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Vietnam Cycling

A Perfect Antidote

G.K. Chesterton “The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come…

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Fireworks and Fish Bowls

Ralph Crawshaw “Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from…

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Here Comes The Sun

Roald Dahl "I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in…

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Kazakhstan Cycling

Frozen Ambitions

Eckhart Tolle “If your destination, or the steps you are going to take in the…

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Kazakhstan Cycling

Kazakhstan Part One: A Steppe Closer

Cesare Pavese “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight…

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Caspian Sea Crossing

Crossing the Caspian

Billy Chapata “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new…

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Transcaucasia

Bittersweet Joys

Earl Nightingale “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to…

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End of the Beginning

Christopher McCandless "The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence…

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Round the World Cycle

Unknown Beginnings

Richard Burton "The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown…

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Around the World Cycle

Simone de Beauvoir "To exist is to dare to throw oneself into the world" That…

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West Highland Way

West Highland Way

Robert Burns "Wherever I wander,  wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands forever I…

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Seven Summits - Antarctica - Vinson

How to choose a book cover

Edwin Land “Politeness is the poison of collaboration” Writing In Search of Sisu was a…

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In Search of Sisu

In Search of Sisu Book Launch

Frank Sinatra “For what is a man, what has he got If not himself, then…

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In Search of Sisu - Reading

Why I Love Reading

Stephen King “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” I resented reading when I was a…

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Montblanc

Should I self-publish my book?

David Lynch "I believe in creative control. No matter what anyone makes, they should have…

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In Search of Sisu - Kickstarter

Top 10 Kickstarter Tips

Aristotle "There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be…

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In Search of Sisu - Kickstarter

In Search of Sisu Kickstarter Success!

Abraham Lincoln “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of…

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Bikes and Books

Bikes and Books

Arthur Conan Doyle “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work…

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In Search of Sisu - Editing

How to edit a book

Tiffany Madison “While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the…

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Sisu

What is Sisu?

Emelia Lahti "You don’t see a silver lining but you jump into the storm anyway.”…

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Montblanc

Spirit of Exploration

"The star of Montblanc represents values that have true relevance in a world of change:…

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Montblanc

How to write your first book

Steve Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t…

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In Search of Sisu

Why I wrote In Search of Sisu

A book about an ambitious dream, adventure and overcoming adversity to become the youngest Briton to climb the Seven Summits.

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